The SBCC Foundation provides for the college and its students in a variety of ways, one of which is through direct student support. This type of support can take many forms including scholarships, book grants, and child care. The following are just a few examples of assistance given to the SBCC student community.
Scholarships relieve financial burden so students can concentrate on academic excellence. In 2014-2015, the SBCC Foundation provided more than $1 million in scholarships to approximately 900 students.
College textbook prices continue to increase, creating a large expense for students. But without required textbooks, students quickly fall behind in their classes. The cost of purchasing textbooks might be prohibitive, making a book grant a necessary award.
A safe, supportive child care environment is necessary so that student parents can focus on their school work during classroom hours.